Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring in RO, Part I

Last night Keyton had a soccer game here.
It was a beautiful day for outdoor sports.
80 degrees and the sun was shining. There was a 30% chance of rain.
It clouded up off and on all day like it would rain, but in between the sun came out.
The team was playing another home town team so the game got pretty rough.
It always does with this team. Some of the boys are who Keyto played with when
we originally moved up here and a lot of them are class mates.
I love how boys can be so competitive on the field, but the minute they walk off all is
forgotten and they are buddies again.
Wish I could say the same for some of those crazy parents!
We could see the clouds getting closer and closer. It was getting darker and darker.
Cool thing about Spring in RO is that when weather guy says it's gonna rain, no matter the percentage, it usually does at some point in the day. Usually rain here in the spring isn't all day, but short showers on a regular basis. It has been dry for a couple of weeks now, so we seriously needed the rain to liven up the bluebonnets and help out the next round of wildflowers.
I told my friend, "when I feel a steady rain drops I'm heading to the car, which is seriously 1/2 a mile away, and it is all mud and rocks down the hill to get to the car.
I text Brent who is with Tucker at soccer further South and tell him "it's gonna rain".
He says "no it's not" (he was joking).
Well, there never was a steady stream of rain DROPs, it dropped maybe TWO drops and BAM full force rain coming down. So I grab Keyto's bag, my purse and chair and take off.
I am wearing flip flops and finally had to run barefoot because my feet were sliding around.
It wasn't a pretty sight.
But those clouds sure were!

The rain lasted just until Keyto got to the car and then stopped and that was that!
Unfortunately we lost 2-1. We probably could have at least tied if it hadn't started raining.

Just in: Brando and team just won 7-3. They were tied 3-3 and Brando got up to bat in 7th inning with 2 on base and 2 outs. He hit, ran to 1st and drove a run in. We scored 4 runs in that inning with the two outs. Since we were visitors they still had to bat and we held them and WON!
The team is 8-2 in district play I believe.

Have a super weekend.
Hugs, K

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